Wednesday January 29, 2020

Diversity in the workplace is good for business

A new initiative is under way to encourage employers to focus on the area of social inclusion when recruiting, writes Siobhán Maguire

19th May, 2019
From left: Ken Scully, Country Manager, M&S Ireland; Isabelle Popovici of the Central Bank of Ireland; Daragh O’Loughlin, sales advisor, M&S; and Sinead Patton, chief finance and commercial officer, Veolia. M&S and the Central Bank have both participated in programmes run by Business in the Community Ireland which leverage the supports of business to help people access employment

Last February, a new practical guide was published to help employers tackle social exclusion in the workplace. ‘The Inclusive Employer’, a blueprint published by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), a network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and sustainability nationwide, has one simple objective, to create inclusive workplaces across Ireland.

Linda O’Sullivan, senior CSR adviser for BITCI, said the guide provides a clear pathway for human resources departments, strategic planners, recruitment experts and...

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